Specialist loft conversion company in Raynes Park, Touchstone Lofts
Over 1,000 lofts converted since 1989
A loft conversion could change your way of life and tailor your home to you. We have helped many people in the Raynes Park area to make the most of their space, with beautiful, bespoke loft conversions. As such a lovely area with a real community feel (we love the Raynes Park Library and Lantern Arts Centre), many people we meet don’t want to move, but really need some additional space. Whether you live in a terraced home like those on Vernon Avenue, a semi detached home on Richmond Road, or a period property on Pepys Road, we can help you transform your space.
If you’d like to see how we can help you, call us on 0800 881 8194 to arrange a quote and design consultation. You’ll receive a free, no obligation design valued at £600!
Award-winning loft conversions
We have been recognised for outstanding quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service by the Federation of Master Builders in their Master Builder of the Year Awards, Southern Region.
We are also finalists in the ‘Best Loft Conversion’ category in the 2020 Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.
Loft conversions to improve your home in Raynes Park
These are some of the main ways a loft conversion can help improve your home:
We often work with people who have growing families, or those who have downsized and need just that little bit more space. There is so much potential in your loft.
Better selling price.
A loft conversion can on average boost the value of your home by 20%! If you sell up in future, it will be very worthwhile.
No need to move.
If you love Raynes Park and want to stay in your current home, this is the perfect compromise. Get more space without a big move – avoid the hassle and costs.
Lots of opportunity.
Your new space can be anything you want it to be – perhaps you’d love a home cinema, or a new bedroom, or a bigger bathroom? Let your imagination take over.
How can we improve your Raynes Park home?
There are so many ways we could help you to improve your home in Raynes Park. Call us on 0800 881 8194, or fill in our contact form to ask us your questions. We’ll produce a design for you free of charge – this service is usually £600!
Transform your home with a stunning loft conversion
Low roof? Not a problem.
We succeed where other loft conversion companies can’t. Our 30 years of loft conversion experience are put to good use when designing, as we can work with almost any loft space. We have even converted a loft where the ridge height was only 2m, so don’t be put off. Our solutions are simple as well, and won’t involve complex and lengthy processes like lowering the floor or raising the ridge height.
Ask us about your options. Call 0800 881 8194.
Get creative with your storage
Full planning permission service
We are experts in planning permission and we make sure we design our loft conversions in ways that will help them to be approved, quickly and easily. We understand building regulations and make sure all loft conversions are compliant, plus we can help with Party Wall Agreements as well if needed. We will discuss permitted development with you and, if you do need planning consent, we can help you apply for it with your local authority. Our success rate for securing planning permission is 98% – we’re definitely the right team to help.
Keeping your home looking beautiful
Many people are concerned that a loft conversion will affect their property’s appearance. We design and build conversions that are in keeping with the current building, so you and your neighbours will love our work. This makes it much easier to gain planning consent and to get the project underway quickly. We take everything into consideration, from the position of windows to your new Velux skylights. It’s all part of our service.
Your loft conversion questions answered
Have a question about loft conversions? We’re happy to help. Read our answers to the questions that our customers frequently ask us.
How long does a loft conversion take?
Depending on the size and type, most loft conversions take around 12 weeks.
Will I need to move out during the project?
No – it’s safe to carry on living inside the property. We work from the scaffolding before the stairs go in. Any disruption you experience will mainly come from noise.
Where will you place our new staircase?
We will be able to fit your staircase around your existing layout and will find an option to suit you. If possible, we will try to fit your new staircase over the existing staircase so that it fits seamlessly within your property.
Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?
This depends on your location and type of property – all flats require planning, but if you live in a house that isn’t in a designated area, then permitted development is usually used and no planning is required. There are many other factors to take into account and one of our surveyors can advise further.
How much does a loft conversion cost?
Most cost between £30,000 and £50,000. This depends on the size and type – bigger and more complicated jobs take longer and therefore will cost more. See pricing information for further details.
What is a party wall agreement and do I need one for a loft conversion?
A party wall agreement (PWA) is required if you have a semi-detached or a terraced property and you are working within or near your neighbour’s boundary. We can advise when the surveyor visits.
Does a loft conversion add value to a home?
Yes – it will add from 20% to 30% upwards depending on the size, design and type.
How much head height do you need for a loft conversion?
If you have a clear head height of 2m then a loft conversion may be possible. Our surveyor will need to assess this to confirm.
What’s possible with your loft conversion?
These are some of the build possibilities you might want to consider for your loft conversion:
What can be achieved with a dormer loft conversion
Case study Loft conversion in Raynes Park
Richmond Road, SW20
The opportunity to create more space
Richmond Road in Raynes Park has a variety of houses including terraces and many semi-detached homes with hipped roofs. To create a bedroom and en-suite within the loft a hip to gable loft conversion would be required. The ridge is extended across the roof and the hip is built out to create a gable roof. A flat roof dormer is then added to the rear elevation.
This construction works is regarded as a permitted development therefore, planning permission is not required and a letter of lawful development is all that is needed. Touchstone Lofts seek this on behalf of the client.
A building regulation officer is instructed for the project and they conduct three visits to ensure the at the works are compliant to current regulations. A building regulation certificate is provided on completion of the works.
How we can achieve a conversion like this for your home
With a hipped roof the best loft conversion is a hip to gable conversion.
Moving home is no easy feat these days, and the costs mount up. A project managed loft conversion from Touchstone Lofts will transform your loft space into a bright and airy bedroom with a fresh and bright en-suite.
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